Last month CMM reported Murdoch U chancellor David Flanagan had commissioned a barrister to conduct “a preliminary review” of issues including aspects of international student recruitment and staff appointments. At the time there was no comment from Murdoch U management, “it is not the university’s practice to comment on such matters,” a representative said, (CMM September 18).
But there is no silence now. VC Eeva Leinonen has told staff that there had been an independent external review “relating to concerns raised about various university matters. … The chancellor informed me that there were no adverse findings about Murdoch staff.”